There is nothing better than the smell of evergreen and cookies in the oven. We love to spend our Sunday's in December baking holiday treats!
for the cookies:
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups flour
Preheat oven to 325 F.
Mix all ingredients together using a standing or hand mixer on medium speed until the dough begins to form a ball. Using your hands, roll the dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap, and chill for 2 hours. Remove from refrigerator, bring to room temperature, and roll until 1/4-inch thickness using a rolling pin. Cut out cookies using cookie cutters and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, depending on size of cookie.
for the icing:
1 cup cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
Mix all ingredients together using a standing or hand mixer on medium speed until evenly combined. Chill until ready to use.
Allow cookies to cool. Dip top-side of cookies in icing and let excess drip off. Finish with crumbled peppermint pieces if desired.